Category Archives: Fact Sheets

Fact SheetsGoMRI ScienceOutreach Sea Grant Releases Brochure on Oil Spill’s Mental Health Impacts 3854

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is pleased to announce a new informational brochure about how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill affected the mental health of some Gulf Coast residents. The Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Team reviewed published science and worked with experts to develop this brochure for a broad range of audiences, particularly those Read More

Fact SheetsOutreach ACER Blog Explains Mass Spectrometry 3765

The entry explains that a mass spectrometer, or mass spec for short, has become an important tool in many aspects of science including genetics, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, environmental science, geology and ecology. The mass spec is an instrument that tells us the masses of specific chemical elements in a sample. Briefly, a mass spec works by Read More

Fact SheetsMaterialsOutreachTeachers and Students ACER Launches Fact Sheets Series 3801

The ACER fact sheet series focuses on the goals and emerging research of the consortium and will consist of 15 total fact sheets, with two fact sheets per each of the seven ACER research groups discussing their research and publications. The first sheet, Introducing ACER, shares the importance of diversity and resilience to the consortium’s research. Read More

Fact SheetsOutreach ACER Blog Explores “Primary Production” 3779

When scientists consider ecosystems, you will more often hear the term primary production. What is the link between these terms? Are they the same thing? Why do scientists measure it? Photosynthesis is the process by which light energy is used to power chemical reactions that convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbohydrates. Here, light energy is Read More

Fact Sheets Sea Grant Releases Brochure on Oil Spill and Fish Lesions 3735

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is pleased to announce a new informational brochure about the connection of Deepwater Horizon and fish lesions reported in the winter following the spill. The Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Team reviewed published science and worked with experts to develop this brochure for a broad range of audiences, particularly those Read More

Fact Sheets Coastal Louisiana Flora and Fauna Fact-Sheets by CWC American Alligator

The Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) has developed several fact sheets on flora and fauna living in the south Louisiana marshes. Click the images below to download copies of these posters to share with your students.  Be sure to visit CWC’s Education & Outreach website for more information.

Fact SheetsGoMRI Scientists Meet CWC Outreach Member Ann Hayward Walker Ann Hayward Walker

Ann Hayward Walker coordinates outreach between the Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) scientists and spill-affected communities to help integrate scientific findings into response decisions. Her efforts have included leading two multi-disciplinary oil spill and dispersant risk communication research projects. See below link to learn more about her background, goals, and the challenges and rewards of communicating Read More

Fact Sheets GoMRI One-Pager Now Available on Website GoMRI One Pager

  GoMRI has developed a new one-page information brochure about the research program. Use it at your next open-house, meeting, or conference.

Fact Sheets Sea Grant Releases Brochure on Oil Spill Impacts on Fisheries 3133

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is pleased to announce a new Sea Grant informational brochure about Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacts on fisheries. This brochure synthesizes peer-reviewed oil spill science for a broad range of general audiences, particularly those who live and work across the Gulf Coast.The brochure Impacts From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Read More

Fact Sheets Fiddler Crabs of the Gulf of Mexico: Fact Sheet by CWC 2860a

Want to know more about the fiddler crab? Click here to download the Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) Fact Sheet on the Fiddler Crab’s habitat, food sources, behavior, cultural common name, and many more interesting facts. Over the years, students who have participated in Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) Estuarine Awaremess and Discovery (LEAD) Camp and Field Marine Read More

Fact Sheets Sea Grant Releases Educational Brochures on Dispersants 2491

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is pleased to announce three new Sea Grant informational brochures about dispersants used during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. These brochures synthesize peer-reviewed oil spill science for a broad range of general audiences, particularly those who live and work across the Gulf Coast.   Chemical Dispersants and Their Role in Read More

Fact Sheets Sea Grant Publishes Two New Oil Spill Outreach Brochures 2454a

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Five years after the incident, tourists to the Gulf of Mexico still have questions about the oil spill. This publication addresses how the oil was cleaned up, where the oil moved in the environment, and the ecological and health impacts of the spill. Navigating Shifting Read More

Fact SheetsResearch Stories Deep-C Helps Develop New Ocean Modelling Software opendrift_2040

A new, open source software for modeling the trajectories and fate of particles (Lagrangian Elements) drifting in the ocean, or even in the atmosphere, has been developed a the Norwegian Meteorological Institute in cooperation with the Institute of Marine Research. The software, known as OpenDrift, is a generic framework written in Python. It is openly Read More

Fact SheetsStudent Activities 2016 Dauphin Island Sea Lab ROV Teacher Workshop DISL_ROV_teacher_workshop

Have you been working with Robotics & looking for something to keep students going after the competition?  Or are you looking for ways to integrate STEM in your classroom?  Have you considered ROVs – remotely operated vehicles? Working with ROVs builds on student interests in technology, are a great way to integrate STEM efforts and Read More

Fact SheetsStudent Activities 2016 Dauphin Island Sea Lab ROV Competition rovcompetition

A focus on developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills has gained nationwide attention in K-12 education. Its purpose is to excite and prepare students for majors and careers as scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians in order to meet the growing workforce demands of the 21st century. Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) competitions are a Read More

Fact Sheets Now Available: Sea Grant Brochures on Gulf of Mexico Fisheries seafood_impact1302

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce the release of two fisheries-related informational brochures developed by their Sea Grant partners. These brochures synthesize peer-reviewed oil spill science for a broad range of general audiences, particularly those whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Impact on Gulf Read More

Fact SheetsLesson PlansStudent Activities Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) – Education and Outreach Program Scientistsnpublic

The Coastal Waters Consortium’s Education and Outreach program translates research investigating the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on coastal ecosystems into understandable formats for all levels of society.  The program facilitates interactions of students, teachers, adults and other community members with CWC Scientists through the following initiatives and programs:  K-12 Education Teacher Education Read More

Fact Sheets Scientists in the Schools sis

Interactive visits to middle school classrooms by Deep-C scientists and educators Click to download PDF… Click for more Deep-C Consortium fact sheets…

Fact Sheets Oil-Eating Microbes microbes

Naturally occurring microbes in the ocean feed on the hydrocarbons in oil. Click to download PDF… Click for more Deep-C Consortium fact sheets…

Fact Sheets Tiny Drifters: Plankton plankton

What are plankton? Why is plankton important? How did the oil spill affect Gulf plankton? Click to download PDF… Click for more Deep-C Consortium fact sheets…

Fact Sheets Deepwater Sharks sharks

Information about the bluntnose sixgill shark, one of the most common species in the Gulf Click to download PDF… Click for more Deep-C Consortium fact sheets…

Fact Sheets 2015 Annual ROV Training & Competition rovcompetition

Students from middle and high schools vying for ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) domination Click to download PDF… Click for more Deep-C Consortium fact sheets…

Fact Sheets Gulf Oil Observers goo

Deep-C’s citizen scientist initiative connecting high school students to ongoing oil spill research Click to download PDF… Click for more Deep-C Consortium fact sheets…

Fact Sheets The SailBuoy Project sailbuoy

Experimenting with a new marine device used for scientific observations in the Gulf of Mexico Click to download PDF… Click for more Deep-C Consortium fact sheets…

Fact Sheets Oil Fingerprinting & Degradation oilfingerprinting

What is oil? How does oil “weathering” occur? And what can oil samples tell us? Click to download PDF… Click for more Deep-C Consortium fact sheets…

Fact Sheets Deepwater Corals corals

What are corals? Where and how do they live? What are the threats to Gulf corals? Click to download PDF… Click for more Deep-C Consortium fact sheets…